1865 3C Three Cent Nickel, Judd-411, Pollock-482, R.7, PR63 Brown NGC. Design. Nearly identical to the regular issue 1865 three cent nickel, except the ribbon ends are oversize and merge with the border. Struck in copper with a plain edge. Commentary. Less than a dozen examples of this pattern variety are known, according to USPatterns.com. NGC has only certified six examples and PCGS has graded 17 pieces, including resubmissions as always. Physical Description. A bold strike is evident with deep chocolate-brown surfaces and iridescent toning highlights, showing glimpses of original light orange mint luster. Provenance. "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $15; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. From The Eric P. Newman Collection.
From Newman I (Heritage Auctions, 4/2013), lot 3945, realized $2115.00. Image and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, https://ha.com.
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